Financial statements

Our income and expenditure

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Our financial strategy seeks to ensure sustainability and growth to maintain and improve our high-quality infrastructure for research and education.

The financial statements cover the University of Essex and its subsidiary undertakings.

In 2016-17 turnover rose to £221m and we increased our cash surplus once again to hit our target of 5.5%. Our financial performance is giving us the opportunity to continue to invest in our staff base and our facilities for the benefit of our students.

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